THE FOLLOWING FISHING REPORTS ARE COURTESY OF BRYANT SPELLMAN, WDFW; AND TACOMA POWER
Preliminary Washington tributary sampling summary November 23-29, 2020
December 2, 2020
Tributary Fishery Report
Cowlitz River – I-5 Br downstream – Three bank rods had no catch.
Above the I-5 Br – 53 bank rods kept two coho, eight cutthroat and released one coho jack, one steelhead and 18 cutthroat. 6 boats/18 rods kept one coho, one cutthroat and released one coho and three cutthroat.
Last week, Tacoma Power employees recovered 1,025 coho adults, 228 coho jacks, 90 cutthroat trout, six winter-run steelhead adults, two summer-run steelhead adults, and one fall Chinook adult during four days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
During the past week, Tacoma Power released 85 coho adults and 56 coho jacks at Franklin Bridge in Packwood and they released 101 coho adults and 44 coho jacks into the Cispus River by Yellow Jacket Creek near Randle.
Tacoma Power released 429 coho adults, 82 coho jacks and two winter-run steelhead adults into Lake Scanewa and they released 353 coho adults, 46 coho jacks, one fall Chinook adult, and six cutthroat trout into the Tilton River.
River flows at Mayfield Dam are approximately 5,120 cubic feet per second on Monday, November 30, 2020. Water visibility is 10 feet and the water temperature is 48.2 F. River flows could change at any time so boaters and anglers should remain alert for this possibility.